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Inter-American Court of Human Rights closes Course in Guatemala on Impunity and Serious Human Rights Violations


On October 19, the Registrar of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, and the President of the Constitutional Court of Guatemala, Judge Gloria Patricia Porras Escobar, formally closed the training Course on “Impunity and Serious Human Rights Violations.”

The Course took place from October 12 to 19 over the virtual platform of the Constitutional Justice Institute (IJC), with the attendance of over 135 people from the Judicial Branch, the Constitutional Court, the Office of the Public Prosecutor, the Office of Public Defense, the Human Rights Ombudsman, and other key institutions for the protection of human rights in Guatemala. Attendees had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of issues including serious violations of human rights, State obligations, impunity, rights of victims and reparations in the case law of the Inter-American Court. This year’s course was taught by Professor Elizabeth Salmón.

The training program was part of the project “Strengthening Human Rights Protection and the Rule of Law through Jurisprudential Dialog, Capacity Building and Enforcement of the Judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras,” that the Inter-American Court is holding with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE) and the Constitutional Court of Guatemala.